Downtown Alton Block Party merchants and shoppers will not have to deal with construction equipment this week after all. There were plans to begin a roto-milling and repaving project on Third Street between Piasa and State Street and in Sugar Alley, but those plans have been put on hold, according to Public Works Director Brad Cunningham, because of a broken piece of equipment

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The street will be closed between 7am and 3:30pm during the course of the work. He says the sidewalk and curb repair portion of the project has almost finished, and replacing the decorative lighting will begin soon, according to Cunningham.

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